'Both sides of the story should be heard before passing judgement': Tulisa's ex-boyfriend MC Ultra responds to sex tape accusation
16:04 GMT, 22 March 2012
Tulisa Contostavlos's ex-boyfriend MC Ultra has responded to her accusations he was behind the leak of a sex tape allegedly starring the singer.
The rapper/singer, real name Justin Edwards, tweeted people should listen to both sides of the story after he was accused of being responsible for the film ending up on the internet by his famous ex.
Writing on his Twitter page this morning, Ultra said: 'To find the truth both sides of the story should be heard b4 passing judgement #thatisall.'
Scroll down to watch Tulisa speaking about the sex tape
'Both sides should be heard': Justin 'MC Ultra' Edwards, pictured left in Newcastle on Saturday, has responded to his ex-girlfriend Tulisa Contostavlos's claims he was behind the leak of the tape
'Devastated': Tulisa has addressed the sex tape that was leaked online this week, confirming that it is her in the video
And last night, he addressed the furore again just an hour after Tulisa posted a YouTube video directly addressing the sex tape.
Do you admire Tulisa for admitting to the sex tape
Yes – I have a lot of respect for her
No – she should have maintained a dignified silence
Click to view yesterday's poll results
He wrote: ''I believe in silence being a
sign of Integrity but in this case I guess I'll have to speak up and Lay
out the facts and let you guys decide.'
In a heartbreakingly personal admission to
her fans, the former N-Dubz singer, 23, confirmed that it was indeed her seen
performing a sex act on a man in the video.
And she spoke of her devastation at the betrayal by the former boyfriend she loved who broke her trust.
said in a YouTube video she posted online: 'I've never been the type –
regardless of being in the public eye – to sit down and keep my mouth
shut about anything, especially when I've done nothing wrong.
The singer addressed the public without the support of handlers or her manager in a
five-minute long monologue during which she blasted ex-love Edwards, who she blamed for the release of the video.
Holding up two pictures of the couple during their relationship, Tulisa says: 'Justin is someone who I was seeing from the age of 17 off and on for many years.
'I practically moved in with him, I loved him deeply, had a lot of respect for him, we talked about kids and marriage. I got my record label to give him a singles deal.'
'Betrayed': Tulisa and Ultra during happier times at the Mobo Awards after-party in Glasgow, Scotland in October 2009
'Both sides of the story': MC Ultra tweeted to his followers that they shouldn't judge him
CELEBRITIES VOICE THEIR SUPPORT FOR TULISA
JLS star Aston Merrygold: 'Gwarn #teamtulisa to much respect for @officialtulisa Ax'
The Saturdays singer Rochelle Wiseman: 'Well, that definitely sets it straight!!! xx'
TOWIE star Jessica Wright: 'Go @officialtulisa for the video I have just seen of her telling the truth. Takes a lot for someone to do something like that #respect'
Former X Factor contestant Marcus Collins: '@officialtulisa got SO MUCH RESPECT for you T! Keep strong! Karma is a b***h x'
'I never expected a scenario like this.'
The candid star reveals that the release
of the video did not come as a huge surprise to her, after she learned
of its existence last year.
'I can be honest – about six months
ago I got calls from a lot of mutual friends telling me that he had this
footage of me that was threatening to bring out for whatever reason –
to make money or ruin my career,' she says.
'I confronted him and he lied about it, he completely denied it.
'Now here we are today, and the footage is now circulating online.
'As you can imagine, I'm devastated. I'm heartbroken, I've been in bits for the last few days.
you share an intimate moment with someone you love, that you care about
and trust, you never imagine that at any point it will be shared with
the rest of the UK or people around the world.
'It's a pretty tough time for me, but I don't feel I should be the one to take the heat for it.
'The truth about the tape' The X Factor judge said that she's been 'in bits' for the past few days
you share an intimate moment with someone you love, you never expect
this': The singer alleges that the other party in the video is
ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards
is something he took upon himself to put the footage online, and now
he's sitting in silence and pretending that it's not him on the tape
when it is.
'I'm not going sit here and be violated or taken advantage of.
'It's out now, there is nothing I can do about it, but I felt I needed to tell my side of the story.'
day the sex tape was leaked, Ultra tweeted: 'I didn't wanna say
anything on the subject but I see peoples imagination running away..
it's nothing to do with me. #backtowork.'
'He lied': Tulisa showed pictures of herself and the man she claims has betrayed her
decision to speak out about the embarrassing video comes just two days
after her legal team obtained an injunction preventing anyone using,
publishing or communicating or disclosing to any other person… all or
any part of the film.
a spokesperson for the singer declined to comment on the matter as Miss
Contostavlos deliberated over if, and how, to respond.
reaction was posted online on Wednesday night and tweeted to her
1.7million Twitter followers with the simple explanation: 'The truth
about the tape.'
The 'tape' first appeared on a website available to download for 3.90 on Monday morning and caused a social media frenzy.
The six minute film, taken from a camera phone, shows a blonde performing a sex act.
Speaking up: Tulisa posted her YouTube address online on Wednesday night
spokesman for the website which uploaded the video wrote on their
Twitter page on Monday afternoon: 'So ummm… Tulisa’s lawyers just left
our office after serving us a handwritten cease and desist notice.
'So basically we’ve had to take the video down.'
Tulisa's admission that she confronted
her ex about the existence of the tape is at odds with her
spokesperson's denial last year.
At the time, when it was reported that someone had asked the singer for 50,000 to prevent the video from leaking, her team said: 'This tape is 100 per cent fake and is just someone trying to cash in on her X Factor role.
'She is horrified that someone would go to the extreme lengths of fabricating a video. It is absolutely not her. Tulisa has categorically never allowed anyone to film her having sex.'